Governor Jerry Brown appointed five people, including a Danville resident, to a variety of commissions on Wednesday.
Danville Resident David Livingston was to the California Boating and Waterways Commission. The 48-year-old has been sheriff-coroner for Contra Costa County since 2011, was chief of police at the Concord Police Department from 2005 to 2011 and at the Pleasant Hill Police Department from 2002 to 2005. He has also served in multiple positions at the Fremont Police Department from 1987 to 2002, including captain.
Livingston is a member of the California State Sheriffs' Association and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. His position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Livingston is registered decline-to-state.
Sacramento resident Tam Doduc, 46, was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Doduc has held multiple positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency since 2000, including deputy secretary for environmental quality, assistant secretary for air and chemical programs, assistant secretary for agriculture and chemical programs and assistant secretary for technology certification.
Doduc was an air resources engineer at the California Air Resources Board from 1997 to 2000 and was special assistant to the secretary at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1995 to 1997. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Doduc is registered decline-to-state.
Frances Spivy-Weber, 68, was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2007. Spivy-Weber was a consultant to Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Nancy Sutley in 2006 and executive director for policy at the Mono Lake Committee from 1997 to 2006. The Redondo Beach resident is a Democrat and her position Senate confirmation.
Riverbank's Virginia Madueno, 47, was appointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission. President of Imagen LLC since 2001, she also served as Riverbank mayor from 2009 to 2012 and was a community organizer at Clean Water Action from 2009 to 2011. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem; Madueno is a Democrat.
Frank Damrell, 74, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council. Damrell has been counsel at the law offices of Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy LLP since 2012, was a judge at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California from 1997 to 2011 and practiced law privately from 1968 until 1997. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $40,669. Damrell is a Democrat.
Governor Brown also announced the following changes to the State Water Resources Control Board. Both changes will become effective upon the retirement of Board Chair Charles R. Hoppin in April.
Dorene D'Adamo, 52, of Stanislaus, will be appointed to the Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. D'Adamo is a Democrat.. D'Adamo has been senior policy advisor for Congressman Jim Costa since 2013. She was senior policy advisor for Congressman Dennis Cardoza from 2003 to 2012 and was legal counsel for Congressman Gary Condit from 1994 to 2003.
Emeryville's Felicia Marcus, 57, will assume the position of Board Chair for the State Water Resources Control Board where she has served since 2012. She was the western director for the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2008 to 2012 and was executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Trust for Public Land from 2001 to 2008. The designation as chair does not require Senate confirmation and the salary is $132,179. Marcus is a Democrat.